In its Q2 2011 Career Trend Analysis Report, Beyond.com reveals
five job titles that are gaining traction in 2011.
- Green Consultants. Businesses are now adopting eco-friendly
measures to lure consumers and gain a competitive edge, which puts
green consultants in higher demand than ever before.
- Eco-Friendly Freelance Writers. Those with eco-savvy and
writing skills now have more platforms willing to publish their
articles on green practices, trends, and news, which is making
self-employment a viable option for this crowd.
- Genius Bar Apple Store Employees. The genius bar technical
support station in Apple stores has supplied job opportunities for
those who can field customer queries and conduct hardware and
- iPhone Developer. With the availability of the iPhone across
multiple mobile carriers, mobile companies are on the lookout for
developers who can create applications that will give their
products an edge.
- Silverlight Developers. With more consumers streaming TV shows
and movies on their laptops or mobile devices, there has been an
increase in Silverlight Developer jobs, calling for those with
experience building Internet applications using Microsoft
The key to finding your niche in these markets? Know what to look
for. Job seekers with engineering or IT experience should be on the
alert, especially for opportunities within the green industry.
Trends are indicating an increasing demand for engineers, solar
technicians, and energy assessors throughout the country, says Rich
Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com. Training and certification programs in
these fields are also on the rise. Often engineering skills and IT
backgrounds can be transferrable into various greentech positions.